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CNG 85, Lot: 161. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LUCANIA, Herakleia. Circa 340-330 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 7.83 g, 10h). Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with Skylla hurling a stone and palmette on the neck guard, and single-pendant earring; Δ, K, and Φ before / Herakles wrestling the Nemean Lion; club and KAΛ to left; between legs, owl standing right, head facing. Work 35 (same dies); Van Keuren 50 (same dies as illustration); HN Italy 1377; Luynes 425 (same rev. die). Good VF, attractive even gray tone with hints of orange and gold.